Tag: search engines

how google works

This is rather a useful graphic to help get your head around Google: http://ppcblog.com/how-google-works/

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TinEye

If you’ve found an image on the web and want to know more about where it came from then you might find the TinEye reverse image search engine useful. It finds out where an image came from, how it is

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Searching for a research blog

One for the PhD researchers who might be looking for likeminded bloggers: http://researchblogging.org/ Tell us if this is useful or you find any useful blogs!

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Zanran

Not sure we’ve had a new search engine for a while and this looks interesting for finding data and statistics: http://www.zanran.com/ “Zanran helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is the numerical data that people have presented

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Newsle

Newsle is a great site but only if you use it cleverly. Newsle claims to follow your friends in the news. When you go to its homepage it prompts you to import your Facebook friends, it then finds news stories

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Searching for an app?

Whether it’s an app to use on your shiny new iPad, your old Palm, your desktop PC – this might help you find what you need: http://www.quixey.com/ Give it a go and let us know what you think. Thanks to

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Duck Duck Go

And for those who’d just like a direct link to a search engine that does put you in a filter bubble (see yesterday), here’s Duck Duck Go: http://duckduckgo.com/ Remember – this doesn’t adjust your results according to what it thinks

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Filter bubble

Do you think that you get the same results from a search engine as your mates do?  Think again – unless you’re breaking out of your filter bubble. This explains the problem as well as offering a solution: http://dontbubble.us/  

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A Google a Day

Here’s a daily quiz to test your Google search skills. It’s using something called Deja Google; a separate engine that searches the internet as it existed before the question was posed to prevent you from seeing someone’s posted answer. http://agoogleaday.com

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Social media search engines

Library staff had an opportunity this week to hear a talk by Karen Blakeman from RBA Information Services at which she talked about some alternatives to Google. Among these were some search engines for social media. She recommended this presentation,

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